Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Silver Ornament worn over the bun as a dangling accessory
Very popular in the West and the Eastern parts of India. In the West, flowers were woven into stiff “Veni” to wear over the bun instead of the precious metal jewelry.
The flower Veni custom is followed even today among traditional communties.
The four prongs – soyo pins are tucked into the tight space between the bun and the head and may be used to keep the hair in place. But such an elaborate piece is mainly for ornamental purposes.
Has danglers at both ends.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1960s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.